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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gun Law Prosecutions Jump Under Trump

According to a recent update from NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, federal prosecutions of illegal firearm possession cases have jumped substantially under President Donald Trump.

Three months after President Trump signed an executive order to crack down on those who break such laws, prosecution has risen by 23 percent.

“The National Rifle Association applauds President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for understanding that prosecuting violent criminals and protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners are not mutually exclusive ideas,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA executive director. “The Department of Justice report released today shows the administration’s commitment to getting violent criminals and gang members off our streets. After suffering an all-time low during the Obama administration, federal prosecutions of illegal firearm possession are now being taken seriously.”

Cox concluded: “This report demonstrates that President Trump and Attorney General Sessions are making America safe again. This is a complete reversal from the eight long years of the Obama administration, which ignored violent criminals while trying to destroy the rights of law-abiding gun owners.”